Phillips Oduoza


Phillips Oduoza, born in Nigeria, is the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group Chief Executive Officer.

Oduoza has a 1st Class BSc Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Lagos.

Oduoza has undertaken the Advanced Management Programme of Harvard Business School.

Oduoza commenced his banking career in 1987 with International Merchant Bank (IMB) as a Credit Officer, where he trained in credit analysis.

Oduoza had a stint between 1988 and 1991 at Citibank, the world’s largest financial services institution, a period during which he was equipped with an indispensable knowledge of banking operations, relationship management, credit/marketing, efficient implementation of technology, risk management and lean banking methods.

In 1991, Oduoza worked with a small team of young and talented professionals to pioneer Diamond Bank PLC and built it into one of the strongest brands and most successful financial services entity in the country.

As Executive Director, Operations and Technology at Diamond Bank in 1999, Oduoza transformed IT within the bank to global standards.

In 2002, Oduoza became the Executive Director, Commercial/Retail Banking at the same bank until 2004.

Oduoza joined Reliance Bank Limited in August 2004 as Deputy Managing Director, where he worked briefly before joining the Management and Board of Standard Trust Bank PLC in December 2004.

Oduoza has attended numerous banking, management and leadership courses and has strengths in execution, talent management, technology integration and lean banking.


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